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Quack Fix: Men's hoops blown out again, women secure the W

I don't know about you, but I'm awfully grumpy in the morning before I've had my quack.  Even when you're out of the good stuff and left with the bitter Kent face:

  • The men's bricklaying team put forth another embarrassing shooting performance, connecting on a whopping 39% in a 70-57 loss to the Wildcats in Tucson.  The game wasn't as close as the 13 point margin would have you believe.  The description of events are unsurprising given how the season has gone:  lots of bad shots, lots of turnovers, and horrible defense resulting in several UA dunks and layups.  I'm really at a loss for words at this point in the season.  We just suck.
  • News was better on the women's side of things, as they netted a 92-74 decision over Arizona.  Nia Jackson had 18 points, and Taylor Lilley had 15 and nine assists.  After a midseason lull, the women's team has come back to win three in a row, and at 15-8 overall, and 6-5 in conference, a strong finish could mean there would be one Duck team dancing in March.
  • Women's lacrosse starts tomorrow, with them playing the Jacksonville Dolphins at the bright and early time of 8AM Pacific.  This is Jacksonville's first game as a Divison 1 lacrosse team, and the Ducks enter the season with high expectations after last season's second place MSPF finish.  The game will stream on for those of you interested.
  • Brian Cook, of mgoblog and blogpoll fame, has a nice piece up on why Pac-10 expansion won't happen (and, no, I don't just put this up because he links to ATQ).  Basically, Brian says, expansion makes no sense without Colorado, and he doesn't think the Buffs will bite.
  • Jon Wilner looks at the TV packages for WCC and Pac-10 men's basketball and comes to the only possible conclusion:  the WCC has a better TV package for basketball than the Pac-10.  That is an abolute embarrassment, and something that has to be rectified in the next contract.  Basically, Larry Scott needs to get us onto ESPN and as far away from FSN as possible.  Curse you, Tom Hansen.

Pretty slow morning for quack, so be sure to share with us when more comes out.